General Info:                       
Parade Date:  Monday Dec 2, 2013
Rain Date:  Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013
Parade Start Time:  6:45pm  
(Lead vehicles will begin leaving staging area at 6:30pm)

Staging Area Info:
(Refer to the attached Staging Area diagram for location.)

  • Arrive at the Civic Center between 4:00pm and 6:00pm..
  • Drop Off for children at designated location only (see diagram).  Do Not leave children unattended.
  • Intoxicating Beverages /Tobacco: There shall be no open display or consumption of intoxicating beverages or tobacco products by parade participants. No person operating a motor vehicle within the parade shall consume intoxicating beverages during the parade, or at any time eight hours prior of the parade, or be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance at any time during the parade.
  • Candy/Favors:  Throwing materials or objects into the crowd, such as candy or other favors, is not allowed; items must be handed to spectators at the curb.  Any activity which might be construed as encouraging or enticing spectators to enter the parade route is not allowed.
Speed Limit:
Maximum Speed is 10 m.p.h. in the Staging Area and on the Parade Route.

Entry Form

Christmas Parade Rules

Parade Route Map

Deadline for entries is Wednesday,
November 27, 2013.  No late entries will be accepted after November 27.

City of Jackson – Recreation & Parks Dept.
Mailing Address:  Registration Office, 3 Westwood Garden Drive, Jackson TN  38301
Phone / Fax:  Ph. 731-425-8382 / Fax 731-425-8619
E-mail Contact: 
For questions or additional information: 

Grand Marshal: Dr. David Dockery of Union University

Driver Verification:  A photocopy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance are required for all vehicles and rivers and must accompany your Entry Form. No Exceptions

Entry Fee:  $30 for Commercial or Business Entries.  Make checks payable to “City of Jackson”.  Payment must accompany your Entry Form.   All non-profit entries – no fee.

Trophies / Awards:  Trophies for winning entries will be awarded in the Lobby of the Civic Center immediately following the parade.  Decision of the judges will be final.